Why time is on his side to make his mark at Tottenham

Steven Caulker, Tottenham Hotspur

As remarkable rises within English football go, you’d be hard pressed to find much in the way of a bigger success story within recent times, than that of Tottenham Hotspur’s Steven Caulker.

Still aged only 21, it’s not been just the incredible ascent in which the Feltham-born centre half’s career has taken that’s caught the eye of supporters, more the way in which he’s gone about achieving his meteoric rise.

Where as so many of his fellow young peers are struggling to make an impact at bigger sides, Caulker has in fact already racked up an incredible 126 first-team appearances during his professional career. From scooping four out of five end of season awards at Yeovil Town on loan in 2010, to scoring his first goal for England on his international debut in 2012, Caulker’s age almost defies logic when scanning his brief resume.